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Prospect Profile: Will Fuller

Wide receiver|Notre Dame|Junior

Height:6 feet |Weight:186 pounds

College Stats

2015:Fuller started all 13 games he played in 2015. He recorded 62 receptions for 1,258 yards and 14 touchdowns (fifth-most in FBS) and also returned one punt for 10 yards. Fuller was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award (top receiver nationally), earned first-team All-American honors by and *USA TODAY *and was named the Irish team MVP.  

Career:Fuller started 28 of 38 games played at Notre Dame. Over three seasons, he totaled 144 receptions for 2,512 yards and 30 touchdowns.

Combine Results:

40-yard dash: 4.32 seconds*

Bench press: 10 reps

Vertical jump: 33.5 inches

Broad jump: 10 feet, 6 inches

3-cone drill: 6.93 seconds

20-yard shuttle: 4.27 seconds

60-yard shuttle: 11.44 seconds

**Fuller's 40-yard dash time was second overall at the combine and first in the wide receiver class. *

Summary:Fuller offers an NFL team a quick, explosive receiver to develop on its roster. According to's Lance Zierlein, Fuller's ability to accelerate and create immediate separation makes him a threat to opposing defenses, and cornerbacks often left him extra cushion. In 2015, more than 27 percent of Fuller's catches were for 25-plus yards. Following the combine, ESPN analyst Todd McShay identified Fuller as a vertical threat.

As a freshman at Notre Dame, Fuller played in 12 games and started two of them. He became a full-time starter as a sophomore, starting all 13 games of the 2014 season. That year, he caught 76 passes for 1,094 yards and 15 touchdowns (third-most in FBS), making it the best sophomore season by a receiver in school history.

After the 2014 and 2015 seasons, Fuller joined Jeff Samardzija (2005-06), Golden Tate (2008-09) and Michael Floyd (2010-11) as the only Notre Dame players to notch consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. Fuller's 30 career touchdown catches placed him second in Notre Dame history behind Floyd (37).

Stacking up:NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock initially ranked Fuller as the number five wide receiver on his pre-combine position rankings but brought him up to number four after the combine. Daniel Jeremiah ranked Fuller 29th overall in his 50 top draft prospects after the combine, moving him up seven spots.

Luck of the Irish:The Vikings have boasted a number of Notre Dame alumni over the years, including four on the 2015 roster: safeties Harrison Smith and Robert Blanton, tight end Kyle Rudolph and center John Sullivan.

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